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The financially troubled County of Rockland, faced with a multi-million dollar deficit had to make a tough decision Tuesday night which ended in the unfortunate vote to lay off a little over one hundered county employees. Not since 1991, was such a large number of layoffs imposed.The vote had only two against it as lawmakers said they had no choice but to cut the budget before the County falls to a junk bond rating. Earlier in the year, Rockland County had wanted to raise its sales tax to help raise needed finances, but the idea did not find State Senator David Carlucci's approval to carry legislation in Albany. Back in May, Legislature approved a resolution introduced by

legislator Alden H.Wolfe, Vice Chairman of the Legislature, that calls for the creation of a Joint Legislative/ Executive Task Force on Fiscal Improvement. The intent and function of the Task Force is to review and discuss theCounty’s fiscal status and explore recommendations and propose actions to improve its financial standing, as well as its fiscal bond rating. “My goal for the Task Force,” explained Wolfe, “is the free, open and unfettered exchange of information concerning the County’s fiscal strength, operations and stability. I foresee the flow of information to be most beneficial in helping us to be more timely and responsive to this complicated and evolving situation. Subsequent

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If this picture bothers you, the Advocate Action Desk may be able to help. Due to the many requests for action over the past few months, for a cleaner nicer neighborhood, the Advocate has sat down with local officials and have worked out a neighborhood clean-up program. The

Mosey Beautification Project sponsored in part by the Advocate, will begin June 15 and run throughout the summer months. If you are interested in getting involved or help sponsor part of the program in your area or on your block, please email: editor@advocatenews.org or call the Action Desk Hotline at 845-770-1950.

monitoring by the Task Force will allow us to measure the success of the actions taken and if necessary, to implement corrective actions in a timely manner.” Legislator Phil Soskin, speaking to the Advocate after the legislature vote Tuesday night said that “None of us wanted this, but it is a last resort.” Mr. Soskin also invites any resident who may have creative ideas to help the county with its fiscal woes to contact him. From there he says, he will pass it over for approval in the respective budget committees. In addition to the layoffs, the legislature met to vote on last week proposal by County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef as part of the midyear bud-

geting adjustments to close a $21.1 million gap in the county’s 2012 budget. A resolution was passed by a vote of 14-3 in favor of a new four percent sales tax on utility bills, which is expected to raise just about $12 million per year. “My proposal,” Vanderhoef explained, last week;“Is an effort to keep us from being downgraded once again by Moody’s, (and) is precisely what kind of thing they’re looking for. We must do this to avoid downgrading us to junk bonds. And what’s at stake is borrowing to keep the county going, keep our operations going. We can’t go down that road,” he said. Now, we need to do what’s required to keep county government operating, ” concluded Vanderfoef.

SUMMER TIME ADVICE FOR YOUR CHILD HEALTH NEWS SPONSORED BY MONSEY FAMILY MEDICAL CENTER Overheating isn’t just a cold-weather condition — hot and humid days can also be dangerous for newborns, who can’t yet regulate their own body temperature. Avoid extra layers when the temperature soars and you’ll greatly reduce the risk of pesky prickly heat (an itchy, red rash) or in extreme cases, heatstroke. While rare, you should know the signs and seek medical help ASAP if your newborn suddenly develops these symptoms: • Hot, dry skin • Very high fever • Diarrhea • Agitation • Lethargy • Convulsions • Loss of consciousness

Protection from the sun is particularly important for children. Dr. Paul Bloom, a pediatrician on staff at Monsey Family Medical Center points out that studies show that excessive exposure to the sun during childhood could increases the risk of skin cancer in adulthood. “A young child's skin and eyes are susceptible to irritation from the sun's harsh glare,” remarks Dr. Bloom. “Kids under 6 months of age cont. Page 9, HEALTH NEWS section


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Hi, I just spoke to you this past hour by phone, regarding the letter I'd sent the Action Desk about the sorry state of the sidewalk on Saddle River near Albert. I'd appreciate updates regarding any further action taken.

President Obama is urging Congress to take up his proposal to cut through the red tape that prevents so many homeowners from refinancing their mortgages and saving hundreds of dollars each month.

I also told you about having contacted the senator's office about Main St. (under the jurisdiction of NY) which they stated they'd forward to the DOT, also stating that the DOT is currently occupied with Route 9W. Would it help facilitate matters if I'd send you more details re: the latter? All I want is that walking conditions in my locale be at least nearly as tolerable as they were a few decades ago.

It has the potential to be a huge deal, so we want to make sure you have the facts -- and get a chance to tell us what you think.

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today's rates, which are historically low. If these people were able to lower their rates, they'd have more money in their pockets each month. That's good for their families, their local communities, and the nation's economy. Homeowners please take a look at President Obama's refinancing proposal here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/why-refi

This is a problem confronting Americans across the country. Millions of families who bought homes before the financial crisis, and have been paying their bills on time every month since, are locked in at the high interest rates of the past.

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ROCKLAND COUNTY LEGISLATOR DOUGLAS J. JOBSON TAKES PAY CUT Rockland County Legislator Douglas J. Jobson has announced that he will take a voluntary 5% cut in his county salary in light of the county’s fiscal woes. “I realize that the cut is minor in the face of our deficit,” said Jobson, “but I agree with our County

Executive that we all must do our part to recognize and support the personal and financial sacrifices that the people of our county are facing.” County Legislators receive an annual salary of $32,587.

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ENGEL AMENDMENT ON ALTERNATIVE FUELS ACCEPTED INTO THE ENERGY & WATER BILL Congressman Eliot Engel’s (D-NY-17) amendment requiring the use of alternative fuel vehicles by the U.S. Department of Energy was adopted in the FY 2013 Energy & Water Appropriations bill. The amendment requires all new light duty vehicles in the federal fleet to be alternate fuel vehicles, such as hybrid, electric, natural gas, or biofuel, by December 31, 2015 and codifies the Presidential Memorandum on Federal Fleet Performance issued last year by President Barack Obama. Rep. Engel said, “Our economy and our national security are threatened by our dependence on foreign oil. An Open Fuel Standard will help us to get off our oil addiction. I intend to introduce this amendment into the remaining spending bills. Each federal agency possesses a fleet of vehicles to which this could be applied. These amendments serve as further encouragement for the federal government to meet the requirements mandated in the President’s Memorandum.”

MUSHROOMS FOUND TO HELP TREAT CANCER A promising clinical study shows that the turkey tail mushroom (Trametes versicolor) improves the immune systems of breast cancer patients. The multiyear study, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), tracked whether or not turkey tails could positively affect the immune system of patients rebound after they ended their radiation therapy. Immunity -- as measured by the number of lymphocyte cells and natural killer cell activity -usually declines dramatically after radiotherapy. Natural killer (NK) cells protect us from tumors and viruses. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School and Bastyr University Research Institute hypothesized that breast cancer patients' health can be improved after radiation treatment if NK cell counts increased quickly to attack remaining cancerous cells. Due to its long history of therapeutic use, however, turkey tail prepared and packaged as an immune therapy drug is unlikely to be patentable, deterring big pharmas from conducting costly clinical studies. Typically, the longer the historical use of natural medicines for treating an ailment, the less likely derivatized drugs from these natural products will be patentable. To fill this research gap, the NIH established The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (www.nccam.nih.gov), which funded and oversaw this study. NIH's interest is not surprising -- more than 70 percent of new drugs are estimated to originate from natural sources. Turkey tail mushrooms have been used to treat various maladies for hundreds

of years in Asia, Europe, and by indigenous peoples in North America. Records of turkey tail brewed as medicinal tea date from the early 15th century, during the Ming Dynasty in China. Our ancestors certainly encountered them and most likely explored their uses long before written history. Since the late 1960s, researchers in Japan have focused on how turkey tail benefits human health and how extracts of turkey tail can boost the immune system.

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Rep. Engel is a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The Open Fuel Standard Act (H.R. 1687), co-sponsored by Rep. Engel, and introduced with Republican sponsor Rep. Shimkus (R-Ill.), would require 50 percent of new automobiles in 2014, 80 percent in 2016, and 95 per-

cent in 2017, to operate on nonpetroleum fuels in addition to or instead of petroleum based fuels. “Our transportation sector is by far the biggest reason we send $600 billion per year to hostile nations – from Iran to Venezuela, and others – to pay for oil at ever-increasing prices. America does not need to be beholden to foreign nations for transportation fuel. Alternative technologies exist, and if implemented broadly will allow any alternative fuel to be used in our fleet. This will encourage the development of domestic energy resources, and the industry and jobs that will come along with these alternative sources. It is a win-win situation – bolster our own economy and domestic employment opportunities while ceasing to funnel billions of dollars needlessly to other countries,” said Rep. Engel. According to the General Services Administration (GSA), the Federal Government operates the largest fleet of light duty vehicles in America over 660,000 vehicles with approximately 15,000 subject to this amendment. This is the sixth time in FY 2012 and FY 2013 that Rep. Engel’s Open Fuel Amendment has been accepted into an appropriations bill.

What are turkey tail mushrooms? This super-abundant colorful mushroom grows on dead trees, logs, branches, and stumps. Turkey tail mushrooms are called bracket fungi, meaning that they form thin, leather-like and leaflike structures in concentric circles. Rather than gills underneath, as in shiitake mushrooms, their undersides have tiny pores, which emit spores, placing them in the polypore family. These mushrooms grow throughout the world, practically wherever trees can be found. In fact, turkey tails are some of most common mushrooms found on wood on the planet.

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DATE: MAY 9, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher P. St. Lawrence, Town Board Members: Yitzchok Ullman, Patrick J. Withers, Daniel Friedman, Brendel Logan-Charles & Deputy Supervisor Frances M. Hunter & Ted Dzurinko, Director of Department of Public Works

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Starting on May 16, 2012, all residents who live in Unincorporated Ramapo will have their recycling picked up (paper & commingled) every Wednesday. Garbage collection day will remain the same.

WHERE & WHEN: Unincorporated Town of Ramapo – May 16, 2012 WHY:

“The Town of Ramapo has been working diligently to increase the number of residents who recycle regularly, increase the efficiency of collection, and conserve energy, this change will help us achieve these goals” said Supervisor St. Lawrence.

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The pay gap The amount U.S. women workers are paid for every dollar men make, since 1979. 1.00 0.80

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With gas prices at historically high levels, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Commissioner Joan McDonald today urged motorists to take simple steps to save fuel and reduce carbon emissions during the busy summer travel season. The recommendations are part of an Eco-Driving Campaign sponsored by the I-95 Corridor Coalition, of which NYSDOT is a member. "Eco-Driving is one of the most effective ways consumers can conserve fuel and reduce their carbon emissions," Commissioner McDonald said. "By participating in this initiative, motorists can make simple changes while driving and before they hit the road that will save money while helping to reduce New York State’s carbon footprint by limiting emissions from transportation." The Eco-Driving program offers drivers seven easy actions they can take to reduce their fuel cost by up to $80 for a 700 mile round-trip journey. Tips include: - Removing unnecessary items from the trunk in order to reduce vehicle weight can save motorists three to six cents per gallon;

- Fully inflating tires can save motorists up to nine cents per gallon; - Changing vehicle oil on a regular basis can save motorists three to six cents per gallon; - Tightening the fuel cap to prevent gasoline fumes from escaping can save motorists 30 gallons of gas per year;

- Reducing speed by five milesper-hour when driving at more than 60 MPH can save 24 cents per gallon; - Using air conditioning instead of opening windows when driving at more than 40 MPH can improve fuel efficiency by ten percent; and - Using cruise control can improve fuel economy by seven percent and save 20 cents per gallon.

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NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS UPDATES

ISRAEL ACCUSES IRAN OF NUCLEAR DECEPTION

France’s government is pledging to spend more money protecting Jewish neighborhoods, while cracking down on anti-Semitism online following three new violent attacks.

Renewing its criticism of Iran’s atomic agenda, Israel’s delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency accused Tehran on Wednesday of working secretly on nuclear weapons while pretending it does not want such arms, under a strategy of “deception, defiance and concealment.” Iran dismisses IAEA and international suspicions that it may have worked covertly on nuclear weapons and insists it has no interest in possessing such arms, saying its disputed uranium enrichment program is geared only toward generating nuclear fuel. But critics note that it has blocked the restart of an IAEA probe into its alleged secret weapons work for nearly five years, as well as refused foreign offers of reactor fuel. It has instead expanded enrichment, and because the process can make both such fuel and the fissile material used to arm nuclear weapons, international concerns have grown about Tehran’s nuclear ambitions. Before that, IAEA officials plan to meet with Iranian envoy, Ali Asghar Soltanieh, in Vienna on Friday in an attempt to prod Iran into agreeing to reopen the agency’s probe into the alleged secret weapons work.

Interior Minister Manuel Valls made the promise at a meeting Tuesday with Jewish leaders. Valls said in a statement he had called the meeting after two people wearing Jewish skullcaps were injured Saturday in an attack in Villeurbanne in southeast France, and a Jewish youth was attacked Monday in Marseille. He said police would maintain heightened security measures at Jewish schools, in place since a school shooting killed three children and a rabbi in Toulouse in March. Since the shooting, 43 violent incidents and 105 threats or acts of intimidation targeting Jews have occurred, according to the Service for the Protection of the Jewish Community.

Isolating Syria

More than 100 children, their parents massacred in their homes

Syrian ambassadors, diplomats are being expelled from many countries following the May 25 killings in Houla.

Med. Sea

FRANCE VOWS BETTER SECURITY FOR JEWS AFTER ATTACKS

What we know

• According to a U.N. report, 49 children and 34 women were among the 108 who were killed

Houla Homs

LEB.

TURKEY

SYRIA

Damascus

• Most of the dead were executed • Houla is a collection of farming villages in Syria’s beseiged Homs province

IRAQ ISRAEL JORDAN

100 km 100 miles

Countries that have taken action

Expelled Syrian officials, as of May 29 Neth. Canada U.S.

U.K. France Spain

Germany Bulgaria Italy

Australia

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Source: ESRI, AP

ALBANY & WASHINGTON NEWS BRIEFS GREENFIELD KICKS OFF "I'M BOTEACH WINS REPUBLICAN WARREN BUFFETT: U.S. RECESSION ODDS 'VERY LOW,' UNCONGRESSIONAL A YESHIVA PARENT AND I LESS EUROPE'S WOES 'SPILL PRIMARY IN NJ VOTE" CAMPAIGN In response to years of annual budget cuts to childcare vouchers and other programs vital to yeshivas and local families, Councilman David G. Greenfield and yeshiva leaders are kicking off a campaign to increase the community’s voice and role in the political process.

The “I’m a Yeshiva Parent and I Vote!” nonpartisan voter registration drive is being launched this week in partnership with leaders from neighborhood yeshivas. It comes as the result of a meeting this week between Councilman Greenfield and representatives from several dozen yeshivas to discuss the ongoing funding crisis facing community yeshivas and possible long-term solutions. It was agreed that the best and most immediate thing the community can do is increase its political power by increasing the number of registered voters, instead of simply rallying each year in the face of huge cuts. Simply put, it is in the community’s best interests to increase local voter registration to increase our role in the political process and make sure our voices are heard by all elected officials. "

Rabbi, author and media personality Shmuley Boteach secured his position as the Republican nominee for New Jersey’s Ninth Congressional District on Tuesday. He will face off against Democrat Congressman Bill Pascrell in November. Due to his recognition and fund-raising ability, Boteach was regarded as the front-runner in the threeway primary, which pitted him against retired doctor Hector Castillo and science professor Blase Billack. The Ninth District is a newly formed district whose lines were drawn after the 2010 census and whose constituents lean heavily towards the Democratic party. Self-described “apostle to nonJews.” will face an uphill battle against Pascrell, a veteran New Jersey congressman who secured the Democratic nomination against rival Congressman Steve Rothman in a heavily watched primary battle in which Israel and Jewish issues figured prominently. Boteach, in a May interview with the Times of Israel, said that he is a “values candidate” and that he has enough crossover appeal to win the congressional seat in a general election.

OVER IN A BIG WAY'

The U.S. economy isn't likely to slip back into a recession, despite recent economic reports signaling the recovery has lost momentum, Warren Buffett said. Speaking at the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club of Washington late Tuesday, the billionaire investor said he sees the odds of a renewed recession as "very low." An alarmingly weak May jobs report last week sent financial markets tumbling and has led economists to lower their forecasts for U.S. economic growth this year. While downplaying the risk of a recession, Buffett said that all bets could be off if the effects of Europe's financial crisis were to "spill over in a big way." European leaders need to reconcile the "half-in, half-out," nature of the euro zone, Buffett said. The 17 nations that use the euro share the same central bank and interest rate policies, but follow wildly different national tax and budget policies.

Social Security and Medicare

Unless reforms are made, the two biggest U.S. benefit programs will exhaust their trust funds sooner than had previously been projected.

Social Security

New analysis anticipates that the Social Security Trust Fund (surplus) will be depleted by 2033, not 2036; year-end assets, in trillions 3

$2.74 trillion

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2033 Surplus exhausted; can only pay out what is taken in from taxes

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Medicare

Medicare Trust Fund will be depleted by 2024, as noted last year; projected cash flow for the federal hospital insurance for seniors* 300

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Projected income, in billions Projected expenses

$431

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© 2012 MCT *Also known as Part A; helps pay for hospital, home health, skilled nursing facility, hospice Source: Social Security Administration, 2012 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees


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SOLAR-POWERED PLANE MAKES 19-HOUR FLIGHT The solar-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse, lands late on June 5, 2012 at Rabat Sale airpor in Rabat, Morocco after 19 hours of flying from Madrid, Spain. What's billed as the first intercontinental flight for a solar-powered aircraft landed late Tuesday night in Rabat, Morocco after a 19-hour journey from Madrid, Spain. "The flight over the Gibraltar strait was a magical moment," pilot and adventurer Bertrand Piccard, who has al-

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ready circumnavigated the world by balloon, said upon arrival at the Rabat airport. He told reporters that his Solar Impulse craft came to Morocco "out of admiration for Morocco's pioneering solar energy program," according to the Associated Press. Although it landed at night, the plane's four battery-powered turboprops were 95% full, demonstrating its ability to fly even when the sun has set. It's a singleseat aircraft with 12,000 solar cells across a wing-

span similar to that of a large commercial jet airliner, but organizers say it weighs about as much as an average family car. Solar Impulse made the first leg of its journey, from Switzerland to Madrid, in late May but since it can only fly in ideal weather, it had to wait for the right conditions to continue on toward Morocco. It climbed up to 27,000 feet and reached top speeds of more than 75 miles per hour. Piccard said the plane isn't meant to replace

conventional airplanes but rather to show what solar energy can accomplish. "All of the technology on this plane can be used in daily life," he said, reports His project, begun in 2003, aims for a roundthe-world flight with a new, upgraded plane in 2014. Estimated to have cost about $100 million, it has received funding from major corporations, including Deutsche Bank, Bayer and Schindler.

NEWS FROM THE NY SENATE

SENATE PASSES "NEW JOBS-NY" JOB CREATION PLAN The New York State Senate today passed the 2012 NEW JOBS-NY Job Creation Plan. The Senate’s comprehensive plan will help create thousands of new private sector jobs by delivering tax relief to small businesses and manufacturers, reducing energy costs, and enacting major fiscal reforms to make New York State more economically competitive. “New York is headed in the right direction, but we have to do even more so the job creators can put more New Yorkers to work,” Sen-

ate Majority Leader Dean G. Skelos said. “The business tax cuts we are proposing would put more money back into the pockets of small businessmen and women so they can invest, grow and hire more employees. Senate Republicans are taking action to stoke the fires of job growth so we can really get our economy moving. This is absolutely the right time to cut taxes and create jobs.” Senate Republicans first approved a small business tax cut plan as part of its budget resolution in early March.

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causes the symptoms in children who have ADHD. Research shows that ADHD is more common in children who have close relatives with the disorder. Recent research also links smoking and other substance abuse during pregnancy to ADHD. Exposure to environmental toxins, such as lead, can also be a factor.

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-Can't stay in seat -Talks too much -Is always on the go Children who have ADHD have symptoms for at least 6 months. Children who have ADHD do not produce enough chemicals in key areas in the brain that are responsible for organizing thought. Without enough of these chemicals, the organizing centers of the brain don't work well. This

Focus on effort, not grades. Reward your child when he or she tries to finish school work, not just for good grades. You can give extra rewards for earning better grades. Talk with your child's teachers. Find out how your child is doing at school-in class, at playtime, at lunchtime. Ask for daily or weekly progress notes from the teacher. To learn more you should consult a professional. Talk to a therapist at Project Ohr Department of Behavioral Health to learn about whether you need to make any changes to your children’s daily routine, or if therapy is an option.

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NYC PLANS TO BAN SUGARY DRINKS, FIRST LADY APPLAUDS First lady Michelle Obama says banning big servings of sugary drinks isn’t anything she’d want to do at the federal level but she offered some kind words for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to do just that. Shortly after saying that Tuesday, the first lady issued a statement backing away from taking a stand on New York’s controversial proposed ban. It was a telling example of the fine line the first lady walks as she tries to improve Americans’ health and eating habits without provoking complaints that she’s part of any “nanny state” telling people how to eat or raise their children. In an interview with The Associated Press, Mrs. Obama said there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution for the country’s health challenges. Asked specifically about Bloomberg’s proposal, she said, “We applaud anyone who’s stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities. New York is one example.” And asked whether the nation’s obesity epidemic warrants taking a more aggressive approach, such as Bloomberg’s, she said, “There are people like Mayor Bloomberg who are, and that is perfectly fine.” In a statement later, Mrs. Obama said she hadn’t intended to weigh in on the Bloomberg plan “one way or

the other.” “I was trying to make the point that every community is different and every solution is different and that I applaud local leaders including mayors, business leaders, parents, etc., who are taking this issue seriously and working towards solving this problem.” “But this is not something the administration is pursuing at a federal level and not something I’m specifically endorsing or condemning,” she said. In the interview, Mrs. Obama said she’s “trying to create a big tent for people. Our motto is everyone has a role to play in this and I think it’s up to communities and families to figure out what role they can play, what role they should play.”

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Last week, Bloomberg proposed limiting portion sizes of sugary drinks to 16 ounces at the city’s restaurants, delis, food trucks, movie theaters and sporting arenas. Regular soda and sports drinks would be affected, while diet sodas wouldn’t. The ban has been denounced by the soft-drink industry and critics who accuse the mayor of trying to institute a “nanny state” rather than allowing individuals to make their own choices. It’s expected to win the approval of the Bloomberg-appointed Board of Health and take effect as early as March.

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Resolution Expresses Sense of Congress that 11 Israeli Athletes & Coaches Deserve Recognition 40 Years After Munich Massacre On the heels of the International Olympic Committee again refusing to honor the 40th anniversary of Israeli athletes and coaches murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games, Congressman Eliot Engel and Congresswoman Nita Lowey today announced the introduction of House Resolution 663, Congressional legislation calling on the IOC to commemorate the Munich 11 during the 2012 London Olympic Games opening ceremonies.

“Forty years after a terrorist attack that reverberated far beyond the Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee has a moral responsibility to commemorate the Israeli athletes and coaches who died. We’re not asking for a gold medal – just a minute of silence. That is why we introduced House Resolution 663 expressing the sense of Congress that IOC should provide a solemn recognition to the horror that befell the Games in 1972 through a minute of silence at the 2012 opening ceremonies. “The Munich 11 were part of the Olympic family, and IOC’s rejection thus far of a minute of silence is unacceptable. We intend to put the U.S. Congress on record that those who died deserve to be remembered in a respectful manner to mark this anniversary.”

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Allergy proof your house If you have hay fever or allergic asthma, take a few steps to reduce allergens in your home. Some steps to reduce indoor allergens are complicated and time-consuming — but there are some easy things you can do that may help. Some steps may be more effective than others, depending on what particular allergy or allergies you have.

Living Room Flooring. Remove carpeting and use hardwood or linoleum flooring or washable area rugs. If that isn't an option, use lowpile instead of high-pile carpeting and vacuum weekly with a vacuum cleaner that has a small-particle or high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Wash area rugs and floor mats weekly, and shampoo wall-towall carpets periodically. Furniture. Consider replacing upholstered sofas and chairs with furniture made of leather, wood, metal or plastic. Curtains and blinds. Use washable curtains made of plain cotton or synthetic fabric. Replace horizontal blinds with washable roller-type shades. Windows. Close windows and rely on air conditioning during pollen season. Clean mold and condensation from window frames and sills. Use doublepaned windows if you live in a cold climate. Plants. Find a new home for potted plants or spread aquarium gravel over the dirt to help contain mold. Fireplaces. Avoid use of woodburning fireplaces or stoves because smoke and gasses can worsen respiratory allergies. Most natural gas fireplaces won't cause this problem.

Kitchen 1. Stove. Install and use a vented exhaust fan to remove cooking fumes and reduce moisture. Most stove-top hoods simply filter cooking particulates without venting outside. Sink. Wash dishes daily. Scrub the sink and faucets to remove mold and food debris. Refrigerator. Wipe up excessive moisture to avoid mold growth. Discard moldy or outof-date food. Regularly empty and clean dripping pan and clean or replace moldy rubber seals around doors. Cabinets and counters. Clean cabinets and countertops with detergent and water. Check under-sink cabinets for plumbing leaks. Store food — including pet food — in sealed containers. Food waste. Place garbage in a can with an insect-proof lid and empty trash daily. Keeping the kitchen free of food crumbs will help reduce the chance you will have rodents or cockroaches.

Entire house 1. Temperature and humidity. Hot, humid houses are breeding grounds for dust mites and mold. Maintain temperature at 70 F (21 C) and keep relative humidity no higher than 50 percent. Clean or replace small-particle filters in central heating and cooling systems and in room air conditioners at least once a month. 2. Pests. Control cockroaches and mice with inexpensive traps from the hardware store. If that's not effective, hire a professional exterminator. To remove allergy-triggering insect and mouse residue, thoroughly vacuum carpeting and wash hard surfaces. To prevent re-infestation, seal cracks or other possible entryways. 3. Mold. Close doors and

windows during warm weather and use air conditioning and dehumidifiers. Remove nonwashable contaminated materials such as carpeting. Clean washable material with a solution of 5 percent chlorine bleach and wear a protective mask when cleaning away mold. Check the roof and ceilings for water leaks. Weekly cleaning routine. Damp-mop wood or linoleum flooring and vacuum carpeting. Use a vacuum cleaner with a small-particle or a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Use a damp cloth to clean other surfaces, including the tops of doors, windowsills and window frames. If you have allergies, either wear a dust mask or get someone who doesn't have allergies to do this job. Change or clean heating and cooling system filters once a month.

Bathroom 1. Ventilation. Install and use an exhaust fan to reduce moisture while taking baths or showers. 2. Floors. Remove carpeting and use tile, vinyl, wood or linoleum flooring. Use washable rugs. 3. Walls. Remove wallpaper and install tile, or paint walls with mold-resistant enamel paint. 4. Shower and tub. Towel-dry the tub and enclosure after use. Scrub mold from tub, shower and faucets with bleach. Clean or replace moldy shower curtains and bathmats. 5. Toilet and sink. Scrub mold from plumbing fixtures. Repair leaks.

PLANT YOUR GARDEN WITH THESE PLANTS FOR SUNNY AND SHADY PLACES If you have a little room in your backyard for a garden, or even a space for a container garden outside your window, you may struggle with what you should plant for the amount of light you get. Well, good news: It doesn't matter how much light you get. Here are some suggestions for your plot or container garden that will work in sun or shade. If you have an especially sunny backyard, your options are broader, but tomatoes, beans pep-

pers, zucchini, and potatoes all fare especially well in bright, direct light. If you live in an urban environment or don't get a lot of sun where you'd like to plant, you still have options. Leafy greens, like the salad box we suggested a little while ago, grow very well without a lot of direct light. Fresh herbs like chervil, marjoram, thyme, and even arugula all grow well even in the shade.


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The numbers LOSSES CAUSED BY HURRICANE IRENE AND TROPICAL STORM LEE U.S. car sale s Check theofvehicle’s history CarFax At the urging of U.S. Senator Kirsten GilAfter a winter record high temperatures, 2007, in bill , io ns librand, the U.S. Department of Agricul- and many crops on New York farms blosAutoCheck will run reports based on the When markets are volatile, these 7 stock screens can help avert disaster: ture (USDA) has issued federal agriculture vehicle somed identification earlier than usual. Many of these number (VIN), which Used who are nervous That said, you need to start with a disaster declarations for New York Coun- willcrops were how then many exposedowners to early and springmiles Investors tell you the $90 about ties that experienced crop damage as a vehicle freezinghas, temperatures, destroyed the market decline, but have a long- good set of screens for stock selecwhetherand it’swere been in accidents, result of a spring freeze. Last week, Sena- has as title a result. Across the state, more than 3 tion. Here’s ours: other pertinent facts term perspective, should consider tor Gillibrand called on USDA Secretary million problems, acres of farmland have experi- the following 7 stock screens to help Tom Vilsack to issue disaster declarations enced 30 percent greater, while it reduce the long-term risk in their inTestadrive the loss carorand examine New so that farmers across New York State can formany farms suffered 100 percent losses, •A dividend greater than 2.5% clues of accident involvement, such vestment portfolio. $682Of course, these access federal funds to help them recover asincluding farms that were still struggling doors, hood or trunk that close •A dividend which has increased in losses and stay afloat this season. to recover from the damage of Hurricane screens just represent the beginning clumsily new Storm paintLee. Federal agIrene andand Tropical of the stock selection process, not the past three years riculture disaster programs all •A beta below one (compared to the Have the carrecovery inspected by aprogood the end. We believe© 2in 008utilizing MCT “Farmers across New York who were still Source: S vide a variety of tools to assist farmers in m a rt Mon because of these screens ask to see the owner’s service U.S. Cetogether, recovering from last year’s natural disas- mechanic; nsus Bureey, S&P 500) overcoming theowner challenges theywalk can face au G raplook if the balks, away hic: Patdeeply they allow us to into ters risk losing an entire season worth of records; Carr as they work to recover from production •Revenue growth for the past three crops again,” Senator Gillibrand said. and physical losses on their farms and re- the numbers and underlying trends years (even if a year like 2007 or “These disaster declarations are a good build their business, including financial to find the kind of irregularities that first step to open up access to federal re2008 happens, and my options get assistance to compensate for farm losses, clarify what the numbers–accidensources so these farmers can get back to low interest emergency loans, and assis- tally or no–conspired to obscure. For highly limited, this rule stands.) business and keep New York’s agricultural tance in rehabilitating farm land. instance, meteoric revenue growth •Margin growth for the past three industry on the move.” Below is a list of New York counties that received disaster declaration and counties that are eligible for benefits: Frost and freezes that occurred during the period of March 1, 2012, and continuing. Disaster declaration for the primary counties of Albany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Columbia, Dutchess, Erie, Fulton, Greene, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Onondaga, Ontario, Orange, Orleans, Oswego, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, Ulster, Washington and Yates. Benefits are also available for the contiguous counties of Allegany, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Essex, Genesee, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Oneida, Otsego, Putnam, Schenectady, Steuben, Sullivan, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Wayne and Wyoming.

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Educational Insights

Pulling from Both Ends Creates Challenge School of Medicine, University of Iowa, and University of California-Merced. How many of us realize that some children present two or more exceptionalities, and sometimes from two opposite ends of the spectrum? Many of us are familiar with children who possess a learning disability cou pled with an attention deficit or behavioral Everyone knows that teaching disability. Are you aware of children who children with special needs is a special have learning disabilities coupled with responsibility. It takes special people to giftedness? Yes, they are super bright and teach special people. Children with spe- educationally handicapped at the same cial needs learn, communicate, and often time. They have enormous potential to behave in extraordinary ways. Specially learn and understand, yet they have diffitrained adults assist these youngsters as culty accessing the tools they need to actithey take advantage of their strengths, vate their brilliance. overcome their weaknesses, and reach More attention is being directed their potential. Actually that is exactly toward these children now because there what teachers do for regular mainstream are more of them than people realize. How learners also, only this is on a different can that be? Interestingly, our lack of disscale. covery of dual exceptionalities is due to Fortunately we live in a country the same system that does such a great job that is compassionate toward those who helping children. How does this happen? are exceptional in their special ways. We Our educational system’s tendenoutlaw discrimination against individuals cy is to notice deficient learning quality as with special needs, and we cater equiva- early as possible. Once identified, interlently to their educational requirements. If vention programs are planned and set into a child exhibits atypical learning, he is en- motion to alleviate learning difficulties titled to evaluations to determine eligibil- at the youngest reasonable age. You see, ity for special education. Upon approval, all of our attention is drawn toward the a team of professionals goes to work to deficiency in a child because that is what support that child. It’s a wonderful system, draws our attention first and most. It’s but… the kid who can’t read, grasp a pencil cor Sometimes the system does not rectly, communicate clearly, socialize with serve every child well. For instance, aware- others, walk in a straight line, or behave in ness has been growing recently, confirmed class who benefits from our first remedial by researchers and educators from George help dollar. No one notices this child’s exMason University, Case Western Reserve ceptional mind because he hasn’t had the chance to show it, either because of his youth, or because his brilDepartment of Speech Therapy liance is locked up due to his deficits. Mr. Aaron Muller MS ccc- SLP • Mr. Melech K ar p MS ccc- SLP Isn’t it also true that according to ALL DISORDERS human nature, deficiencies stand TREATED INCLUDING: Eliezer Vilinsky, M.A. Miryam Vilinsky, M.Ed. EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES © 2012 All rights reserved. Permission to print granted to The Advocate

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out more because negativity shines brighter than positivity? Talent and giftedness are forms of special needs that qualify for special education funding. Children in this category are entitled to the same level of services as children with problems that make them score low on tests and make adults scramble to enlist help. Unfortunately, one side of many double-exceptional children goes unaided until later years when frustration sets in. Traditionally early intervention focuses on technical skills, like decoding for reading and letter formation and grammar for writing. Little mind stimulation takes place. Comprehension and critical thinking skills are often attended to after success in the technical skill department. This is the mistake that costs us in the long run. Ideally, children should be taught in ways that stimulate their comprehension, critical thinking, and creativity as early as possible. Two gains will be realized. Negativity shines brighter than positivity. First of all, just as deficiencies that are ultimately apprehended are detected from experience as a child falls behind his peers, the same would occur at the other end of the spectrum. Geniuslike children would rise above their peers at an early age, also exposing their need for special accommodations. The second gain is that these children would be able to use their exceptional mind strengths to remediate their technical skill area weaknesses. Children who are strong thinkers and communicators can use their strengths to learn to read. We have worked with hundreds of children like this and escorted them toward success. There is only one hitch. This process requires teachers and specialists to make a paradigm shift. Unfortunately, many reading instructors have been programmed to believe that the only way to learn to read is by assembling nonsense sounding pieces of words to

form whole words. Whole words add up to phrases, which soon become sentences. Sentences will make sense once they are assembled. The gifted mind works the other way around. Sense comes first. It aids in reading because all of those black squiggles on paper line up to represent information that the child already understands and expects to read. The talented and gifted child with a reading disability succeeds by finding the words that will support his newfound knowledge. Now here’s the bonus. This method works for not-sogenius kids, too. A top-down approach to reading works well for all kinds of minds, but it is critical for children who are talented and gifted. Are you ready to shift your paradigm? The main point is that there are many children who go undiagnosed for half of their learning difficulties. They therefore receive skewed educational support that respects only half of themselves, while their weaker side would benefit from the support that could be delivered to their stronger side. Hopefully change is coming. Our goal is to make you spread the awareness that is rising and to show children that we are tuned into all of their challenges. After all, we would like children to advocate for themselves. That means that, they too will evaluate all sides, both strong and weak, as they request help. If they can do that, we will have succeeded at “helping children to help themselves.” Eliezer and Miryam Vilinsky are educational consultants in private practice. They provide direct instruction to students, conduct teacher-training seminars and consult with schools and families worldwide. They can be reached at Educational Support Services at 426-3673 and at www.TReaching.com. The weekly edition of Educational Insights is available via subscription. Call for details.

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Ginger’s sister A shrub related to ginger, tumeric is best known for its use in curries and mustards; it also has many medicinal uses.

Healthy spice from the East • Tumeric has long been used in Ayurvedic (Indian) and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory and to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, wounds • Curcumin in tumeric stimulates the gallbladder to produce bile, which may aid digestion

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